Tom Wilson blindsides Jonathan Marchessault

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Las Vegas is a hockey desert no more

If anybody can provide perspective on what the hockey scene is like in Las Vegas, it’s the Zucker family. Long before the NHL’s Golden Knights arrived and Stanley Cup fever swept the Strip, the Zuckers quietly worked to put the city on the hockey map. “I like to say in the most non-conceited way possible that we are… Read More »

Caps’ Tom Wilson escapes suspension for late hit on Marchessault

Tom Wilson has escaped the long arm of the NHL law. This time at least. The Washington Capitals forward found himself in hot water for the second time in these playoffs after levelling Vegas star Jonathan Marchessault with a questionable open-ice hit during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Wilson was up to his old tricks in Game 1 of the… Read More »

Gerard Gallant praises the Golden Knights’ 4th line

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Golden Knights’ trusted 4th line ride to rescue in wild Game 1

Marc-André Fleury had a rare off evening in his remarkable playoff run with the extraordinary expansion Vegas Golden Knights. But Fleury’s struggles didn’t matter because the Golden Knights’ fourth line, which includes a Frenchman (Pierre-Édouard Bellemare), a Czech (Tomas Nosek) and a Canadian (Ryan Reaves), rode to the rescue. They played so well that cameras caught Reaves singing along perfectly to Cab Calloway’s Minnie the Moocher while sitting on the bench late in… Read More »

Vegas draws 1st blood as Knights, Capitals put on a show in Cup opener

Tomas Nosek scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and then added an empty netter as the expansion Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Washington Capitals 6-4 on Monday in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Reilly Smith, with a goal and an assist, Colin Miller, William Karlsson and Ryan Reaves also scored for the Knights,… Read More »

Bettman’s expansion schedule: join league in 2020, win Cup in 2021

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman shares the sports world’s amazement at the Vegas Golden Knights’ ability to reach the Stanley Cup Final in their first year of existence. But if the league adds another team in Seattle in the near future, Bettman expects it to have every opportunity to accomplish the same feat under the same favourable expansion terms given… Read More »

Daniel Alfredsson thinks it’s time for Melnyk to sell Senators: report

Daniel Alfredsson, who captained the Ottawa Senators for 13 of his 17 seasons with the team, has reportedly spoken with Ottawa mayor Jim Watson about the hope for new ownership for the team instead of Eugene Melnyk. “We’ve talked a lot, we’ve talked about the future of the Senators and of its ownership and we agree,” Alfredsson told former Ottawa Sun columnist… Read More »

Antoine Morand (F) from Acadie-Bathurst Titan to Anaheim Ducks

Drafted 2015, 1 #2 overall by Acadie-Bathurst Titan in the QMJHL Entry Draft 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #88 by ISS Hockey 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #47 by Future Considerations 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #80 by 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #83 by McKeen’s Hockey 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #70 by TSN/McKenzie 2017 NHL… Read More »